Those merry marionettes LISA ADAMS/The Acorn

Those merry marionettes LISA ADAMS/The Acorn OAKS KIDS CLUB – Puppeteer Douglas Seymore makes his colorful marionettes seemingly come to life during a show at The Oaks Shopping Center in T.O. The mall sponsors different children’s entertainment at 10:30 a.m. each Thursday morning in the Robinson’s-May east court area. For more information about ongoing entertainment programs, please call (805) 495-2031.

ACT test coming soon, deadline approaches

College-bound high school students who wish to apply to colleges early can take the ACT Assessment on Oct. 28. Registration postmark deadline is Sept. 22. ACT scores are accepted by virtually all colleges in the nation. The exam is designed to measure a student’s academic achievement and the appropriate course level for college placement. To learn more about the ACT […]

Singing praises of jubilation LISA ADAMS/The Acorn

Singing praises of jubilation LISA ADAMS/The Acorn PRAYER IN SONG – Worship leaders Valri and Bob Smith, left, Jason Crane, music director, Tammy Clack and Sherrill Hyink are part of the group "Jubilation" that leads the Conejo Valley Congregational Church in song every Sunday morning at 9 and 10:30 a.m. The church is located at 750 Erbes Road in Thousand […]

MDX: Acura’s new SUV

Acorn Automotive Editor

Acura has finally announced that the all-new MDX luxury sport-utility vehicle will make its debut at Acura dealers nationwide on October 5 as a 2001 model. The MDX will be priced in the mid-$30,000 range with a first year sales plan of 35,000 to 40,000 units. The MDX is Acura’s first designed-from-the-ground-up sport-utility vehicle – a fully-featured luxury SUV that […]

Get Your Real Estate License

Young Realtors has announced that classes for its Accelerated Real Estate Licensing Program at the educational center on their real estate campus in Westlake Village will begin Wed., Sept. 13. Classes offer live instruction and training programs for obtaining a real estate license plus provide the tools needed to succeed as a productive real estate sales professional. For additional information, […]

This 5 Bedroom North Pointe Pool Estate Is Located On A Large Lot

This 5 bedroom, 5 bath newly completed North Pointe pool estate on a large lot in Westlake Village has been listed for sale by Bill Carter and Sheila Fitzer of Young Realtors for $1,075,000. The 2-story residence spans about 4,200 sq.ft. and is highlighted by a family room with fireplace, a bonus room, a gourmet kitchen and a formal dining […]

Calabasas courting open space partner

Acorn Staff Writer

Calabasas might join forces with the Mountains Restoration Trust (MRT), a nonprofit organization, to form a land trust that would acquire and maintain open space in the city. MRT president Steve Harris spoke to the council at its last meeting, discussing the benefits of such a partnership and how it could help the city preserve open space. Currently, Calabasas is […]

Agoura teen really cooks

Acorn Staff Writer

Talia Vardi, an Agoura High School (AHS) sophomore, changed her career goals at the ripe age of 8 when she decided to forgo contracting to become a chef. And while most little girls her age weren’t thinking such things, Talia put her dreams to work. After deciding that culinary arts defined her future, Talia began cooking classes in 1997. She […]

Eating disorders, addictions addressed

Acorn Staff Writer

Be Totally Free! is a nonprofit organization that is "no-fee" based and is run by people who have overcome eating disorders and other addictions to give support to those who have problems, to provide a new perspective and teach them how to overcome their problem. According to founder Tricia Grieves, the concept behind Totally Free! process was developed over 24 […]

Learning Chinese scroll painting LISA ADAMS/The Acorn

Learning Chinese scroll painting LISA ADAMS/The Acorn LIBRARY KIDS LEAD THE WAY – Westlake Village resident Joey Su, 9, with mom Ing Fang and brother Ryan, 7, learn the ancient tradition of Chinese scroll as part of the Summer Reading Program offered at the Las Virgenes Library. The decorative scroll depicts a balance of negative and positive space through a […]